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Godzilla welcomed in Tokyo to lure visitors, not to scare

Godzilla welcomed in Tokyo to lure visitors, not to scare

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Fire-breathing, building-stomping Godzilla was welcomed in part of Tokyo on Thursday as a sign of prosperity, not destruction.
 
Schenectady may revive Film Commission
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady may revive Film Commission

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Mayor Gary McCarthy is looking to re-establish the Schenectady Film Commission to support local projects and attract producers to the area.
 
'Furious 7' leaves rivals in dust with $143M debut
LOS ANGELES

'Furious 7' leaves rivals in dust with $143M debut

Sunday, April 5, 2015
The high-octane “Furious 7” peeled out of the gates in its opening weekend, picking up a stunning $143.6 million from 4,004 locations to easily top the domestic box office, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.
 
'Furious' offers fans the expected car chases, fight scenes

'Furious' offers fans the expected car chases, fight scenes

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Fast-moving fight scenes, outrageous auto antics and a sprinkling of ridiculous one-liners make “Furious 7” a campy, crowd-pleasing escape.
 

Fanning turns Victorian drama into ‘Gray’ motion picture

Thursday, April 2, 2015
She just turned 21. So perhaps the cruel truth can be at last be said about Dakota Fanning without fear of being called a child-abuser.
 
'Home' surprises with big opening
NEW YORK

'Home' surprises with big opening

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Business was brisk at the weekend box office, where the DreamWorks animated alien adventure “Home” beat out the Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy “Get Hard” with a resounding debut of $54 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
 
Filmmaker’s vision is haunting picture of life under jihadist rule

Filmmaker’s vision is haunting picture of life under jihadist rule

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Even though the atrocities committed by radical jihadists dominate the headlines and airwaves, few in the West know what it’s like to live under their reign.
 
Argentine vignettes mix light tone with tension in wild ride

Argentine vignettes mix light tone with tension in wild ride

Thursday, March 26, 2015
“Wild Tales” is a bit of an anomaly in the current movie world: an anthology that’s not a horror film.
 
Unconventional horror flick is stylish, atmospheric

Unconventional horror flick is stylish, atmospheric

Thursday, March 26, 2015
For a teenage girl, it can seem as though everyone is a predator.
 
'Home's' animation clichés appealing only to the very young

'Home's' animation clichés appealing only to the very young

Thursday, March 26, 2015
“Home” is an energetic, obvious animated comedy packed with the sort of low humor and silly laughs that drive very small children wild.
 
Buddy comedy trips while striving to produce politically incorrect fun

Buddy comedy trips while striving to produce politically incorrect fun

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Kevin Hart finds himself shoehorned into a Will Ferrell buddy comedy in “Get Hard,” a politically incorrect romp that only rarely romps.
 

Faith-based weeper has star-studded cast

Monday, March 23, 2015
“Do You Believe?” is a “Crash” for the Christian cinema. A star-studded weeper about faith and how one comes to it, “Believe” takes over an hour before it gives away its connections to “God’s Not Dead.”
 
'Insurgent' shoots down Penn's 'Gunman'
LOS ANGELES

'Insurgent' shoots down Penn's 'Gunman'

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Sean Penn’s “The Gunman” was no match for the rebel kids of “Insurgent.” The second installment in the “Divergent” series easily topped the box office with $54 million from 3,875 theaters, according Rentrak estimates Sunday. Penn’s geopolitical thriller stumbled with only $5 million.
 
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to return to New York
ALBANY

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to return to New York

Friday, March 20, 2015
New York economic development officials say the makers of the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie are returning to the state to film a sequel.
 
Vampire moc-doc a sly, touching take on friendship

Vampire moc-doc a sly, touching take on friendship

Thursday, March 19, 2015
“What We Do in the Shadows” is a slyly hilarious mockumentary about a group of vampires “flatting” together in Wellington, New Zealand.
 
 

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